Charu Asopa speaks on being part of Jiji Maa

My dream role is to play Anarkali on screen: Charu Asopa

Pretty actress Charu Asopa, who has mesmerized audiences with her varied characters in shows like Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Chhanchhan, Tashan-e-Ishq, Mere Angne Mein and Diya Aur Baati Hum, is back on screen as Piyali in Star Bharat’s Jiji Maa.

Talking about her new show, she says, “I returned from Europe and was called for the auditions. I went for mock shoot and the day I did the mock shoot, I shot for the show too. I was immediately on board, so had no time to think about the same. However, I was well versed with the character. It is a very powerful role. It is on the lines of Deepika’s character from Ramleela movie. Piyali is strong and independent women but she is desi too.”

Charu says she loved the concept of Jiji Maa. “Initially, when the show started I used to watch as the story was based in Rajasthan and I being a Rajasthani, love the culture and values they have. However, later I was travelling so couldn’t watch it. In my house, my mom and younger sister are my Jiji Maas. They are very protective and caring for me.”

When we ask about her dream role, she avers, “I want to play Anarkali as I am a trained kathak dancer. I want to showcase my dancing skills too. I wouldn’t mind participating in a dance reality show like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.”

Good luck, Charu!

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